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Body Scraping and Cupping Therapy in Melbourne

Scraping and cupping are two different techniques but are often used as part of a broader treatment plan. If you’ve suffered from a soft tissue injury or chronic pain that has hampered your training or day-to-day life, you may consider trying this combination. 

Our therapists are highly trained and experienced in performing both scraping and cupping. We work to create a personalised rehabilitation program for each individual, accelerating the recovery process and making you into a better, stronger athlete.

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How can we help?

There is no one best method to treat an injury or pain. After we assess your body, we tailor your treatment based on your specific needs. This may be one or a combination of the services below:

What is Cupping and Scraping?

Cupping

Cupping is a technique that uses glass or plastic cups to create a vacuum on the skin. This pulls the skin and muscles upwards, increasing blood flow and relieving pain. 

Body scraping 

Body scraping is a soft tissue mobilisation technique that uses a blunt tool to scrape your muscles in a back and forth motion. This technique reduces muscle and soft tissue restrictions and is often used to treat scar tissue, fascia restrictions, adhesions, and myofascial trigger points. It also helps improve blood flow and lymphatic drainage.

EXPERT THERAPISTS THAT UNDERSTAND YOUR NEEDS

Our therapists are all licensed health care professionals who can diagnose what your body is telling you and provide treatment to help reduce pain, correct posture, decrease tension, and improve the way you move.

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Conditions our Therapists can help with Cupping

At some point in our lives, we experience muscular stiffness and tightness. For most of us, it’s a minor annoyance that goes away with a bit of stretching. But for some people, and athletes in particular, the pain can be chronic and debilitating. If you’re suffering from any of the following conditions, call our scraping and cupping services in Melbourne for a consultation.

Symptoms that cupping can help:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain, knee pain, back pain and shoulder pain.
  • Respiratory conditions, like asthma
  • Muscle inflammation and pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Digestive issues

Symptoms that scraping can help:

  • Scar tissue and adhesions
  • Stiffness and tightness in the muscles
  • Chronic pain
  • Myofascial trigger points
  • Fascia restrictions.
  • Soft tissue injuries

Results to expect from scraping and cupping in Melbourne

Now that we’ve covered the conditions scraping and cupping can treat and how the techniques work, let’s talk about what you can hope to gain from treatment.  Patients who undergo these techniques from our scraping and cupping Melbourne therapists can expect the following benefits: 

  • An increase in blood flow and circulation
  • Decreased pain and inflammation
  • Improved range of motion
  • Faster healing process from soft tissue injuries
  • Reduction in swelling
  • A stimulated immune system and release of toxins

Because we treat people with various conditions, it’s hard to estimate how much improvement you’ll see. However, most patients report a noticeable relief from their symptoms by the end of treatment. Contact our clinic today if you’re interested in learning more about scraping and cupping or if you think you may benefit from treatment.

Our approach to body scraping and cupping in Melbourne

For a rehabilitation program to succeed, we must tailor it to the individual. We take a personalised approach to every patient at our clinic that walks through our doors. We also take a holistic approach to your treatment, incorporating different techniques like body scraping and cupping to help improve your overall well-being.

Cupping and scraping methods are often used in conjunction with other therapies like myotherapy, physiotherapy, and dry needling to truly maximise your recovery time. This all-around approach is more effective than using any one method alone.

Cupping & Scraping Near Me

Our clinics are located in Clayton and Noble Park. If you're ready to elevate your body, click on the location that's closest to you, and we'll see you in our clinic soon.

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I highly recommend booking an appointment with Solidus if you're looking to get back to sports or need someone to help with recovery post injury.Between Julius, Darryl and the rest of the team, they've helped me get back to playing competitive basketball post Achilles surgery and postpartum!Also the deep tissue massages👌They even accommodated when I had to bring my baby last minute.
Claire L.
Claire L.
04:08 22 Jul 22
Julius is the man! I have been hesitant to see a new health care professional after many years of sticking with one type. However, if you’re prone to injury like I have been and can’t seem to pinpoint why and how to help relieve and prevent it. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Julius and his abundance of knowledge and care for the practice and his patients. Amazing work bro! Thank you so much for correcting my rowing pattern and putting me on the better path towards recovery and more gains!
The M
The M
08:25 23 Jun 22
Julius is the man. He has fixed all of my niggling injuries I have had over the years and continues to assist in the elevation of my training techniques. Thank you king!
Ben S.
Ben S.
04:13 08 Jun 22
Absolutely lovely people and fixed all my problems
Andrew L.
Andrew L.
09:09 01 Jun 22
Simply the best. Solves issues that noone else does and is always so positive about the future
Linda G.
Linda G.
21:24 30 Mar 22
Saw Julius to help with my chronic lower back pain, he diagnosed my problem within 5mins into the consultation by observing me complete a few simple exercises. He was very knowledgeable and efficient, the explanations he gave were all in line with how I felt and he customised a exercise plan for me on the spot and went through it with me to ensure I was doing them correctly. Julius was very thorough and honest too! Honesty is something I highly appreciate since it is a rare trait to find in any profession, he even said I probably wont need another session with him unless something changes significantly (instead of lying and stating i'd need a few more sessions). Highly recommend.
Anna
Anna
10:22 10 Dec 21
Julius is a king. He’s helped me countless times with an involved and meticulous approach to improving my physical health.
Oliver G.
Oliver G.
05:50 09 Dec 21
I was referred to Darly at Solidus by a very good friend who had achieved incredible results.After my first consultation I knew I would be on the mend.I had suffered back pain for over 10 years and thought it was something I would just have to deal with for the rest of my life.It was so bad that I could not finish a back workout or do any form of slightly heavier deadlifting at all.After following Daryl’s guidance with new programming, simple movements daily, getting squat shoes and actually learning the deep mechanics of my body (having long legs and a shorter torso) I now have NO back pain after 10 years. He has actually changed my life.I also had issues with my shoulders which he has fixed. Don’t get me wrong… you need to put in the work and follow the steps he gives you to adapt and change (in my case anyway) but with consistency I am a new person and am truly so grateful I was introduced to him.The only thing that upsets me is that I didn’t meet Daryl sooner 🥺Highly recommended.. no question or doubt at all. He is a Powerlifter himself so has on field first hand experience which is beneficial if you also lift weights.10/10 on all aspects. Very friendly guy also and always walks me out the door rather than just waving goodbye after our sessions.
Johnny S.
Johnny S.
00:53 10 Nov 21
In the last 2 years Julius Gastar has brought a damaged sciatic nerve back to life and restored wasted muscles in hip, leg and foot. I can now walk and drive again, where I had been numb from waist to big toe. Julius is an amazing healer - he uses massage, exercise, mind/muscle training, and weight exercises and encouragement to achieve his goals. He also consults widely on specific problems and issues. He has been a life saver for me. I am 78 years old - others had given up on me! I am still getting better even 3 years after spinal surgery. Thank you Julius.
Irene D.
Irene D.
02:01 25 Oct 21
Three years ago I had decompression laminectopies L4 mainly. I was numb from waist to big toe because my sciatic nerve was squashed flat. About 2 years ago a friend recommended Julius as he had helped her when noone else could. Since then Julius has brought life back to muscles which had stopped working. I now have movement in my toes and i can walk and drive again. It has been massage, exercises, weights and lots of encouragement. He has become an expert in feet and researches every problem and issue. It has been a long journey but he has brought me back to life and living. Irene Daly
Irene D.
Irene D.
01:32 25 Oct 21
I’ve had chronic back pain since I was 17-18 (I am now 30) and just lived with it as any time I went to a doctor and was referred to a physio, it didn’t help long term. I however started seeing my cousin Julius for it for the last maybe 1-2 years, and his treatment has definitely helped reduced the pain - some days I have none at all and it lasts for weeks or so which is a rarity! Daryl has also trained me and he is great as well !! Highly recommended!!
Jamila G.
Jamila G.
23:50 28 Jul 21
I was recommended by a friend to see Julius due to on-going hip issues which had been impacting my training for a while. I had seen many healthcare professionals in the past and Julius has been the only person who is able to fix me! Julius is super knowledgeable and has helped remarkably with any pain or injury I have, as well as with my mobility and form which has enabled me to significantly progress in my training. They are also super genuine people who truely care about your health and well-being, and can't thank Julius enough for his on-going encouragement and support. Would highly recommend!
Kimberly P.
Kimberly P.
08:05 28 Jul 21
I saw Julius for some back pain that I've had for years, and it's recently flared up. He diagnosed the problem near instantly, and gave me the corrective exercises to go home with. It's been a few weeks since seeing Julius, and years of back pain have all disappeared.Can't thank you enough. High recommended!!
Rocky V.
Rocky V.
02:58 25 Jun 21
Both Darryl and Julius are fantastic! Teaching me things I didn't know about my body while increasing my shoulder mobility and stability. 10/10 would recommend.
Brendon I.
Brendon I.
23:09 01 Mar 21
Julius and Daryl are extremely friendly and are two absolute experts in their field who have come together to bring amazing service. Their quality of work is exceptional and it is very evident that they take great pride in what they do and truly care about the health and wellbeing of their clients. I have seen Julius a handful of times over the past few years and he has always ensured that I am back to my healthy and fully mobile self in no time at all through his myotherapy and coaching/exercise expertise. These gentlemen are some of the most genuine people you will ever meet and I cannot recommend them enough!
Sean
Sean
08:59 16 Jan 21
Was recommended to see Julius by a friend as I've recently been battling with injuries that have flared up due to WFH. I'd never seen a myotherapist before so I was a bit nervous but Julius put me at ease right away and walked me through both my injuries clearly so I understood what was causing it and gave me simple exercises I could do at home to strengthen the muscles I was wearing out to avoid further injury and reverse the damage I'd done to myself. Overall a great experience!
Janette Lam S.
Janette Lam S.
08:11 03 Oct 20
I came into the clinic with a janky hip and unstable squat form.Julius has been able to guide me through the corrective measures to get me back into tip-top form.His methodical approach, mixed with firm rooted knowledge has helped repair my weight lifting foundations (am now well acquainted with the Bulagarian Split Squat :( )Fingers crossed for that 140kg deadlift.
Sophie S.
Sophie S.
08:15 28 Jul 20
I like how deep he can go. Those stretches and massages always hit the spot.
Elvis P.
Elvis P.
02:46 24 Jul 20
Felt so comfortable here thanks so much to Julius for taking care of me and my wife !
thai D.
thai D.
14:18 20 Jun 20
These guys are absolutely VITAL to maintaining my health. Super informative, and super supportive. I love that my recovery is not simply based on being treated, it's checking in with me between treatments as well as communicating with my Coach @ Jkingfit so that my maintenance is ongoing and proactive and not simply when I'm feeling sore.
Tina D.
Tina D.
06:19 16 Jun 20
Julius is incredibly knowledgeable and the treatment is always five stars. I’ve been seeing Julius for approximately two years and his services have never faltered. I see him for all my injuries and general body aches. He always gives strategies to improve my athlete technique. I can’t recommend him enough! If you’re looking to heal new or old injuries or just improve your physical technique I would look no further than Solidus!
Monique V.
Monique V.
05:47 16 Jun 20
The team at Solidus are fantastic and are the best I've been to. They genuinely care about keeping you in the best shape possible. They're great at explaining what's happened and how to maintain yourself long term.
Dee M.
Dee M.
19:41 20 Feb 20
Extremely professional team who, not only know their stuff, but also make it fun! It’s clear that Julius and Daryl are passionate about what they do and really want to make difference in people’s lives, which I very much appreciate. Highly recommend!
Snitta K.
Snitta K.
23:47 09 Jan 20
Well explained knowledge and gets straight to the point. Highly recommended!
Brian T.
Brian T.
05:05 09 Jan 20
I went to Solidus Health & Strength because I hit a plateau in my normal gym routine. Julius went through my form and helped me improve in the smaller details, which helped me progress significantly.He's now working with me on improving my core strength and general athleticism to help me with injury prevention.I Would recommend Solidus to anyone who wants to get to that next level.
Claire L.
Claire L.
07:19 01 Jan 20
Julius and Daryl are friendly and knowledgeable. Julius has treated me for various injuries and has helped me to continue to train around pain and smash PB's. He is a great motivator and has taught me to move well, lift well and live well.
huong N.
huong N.
10:54 18 Dec 19
Knowledgeable, good music. Great clinic !
Peter S.
Peter S.
08:05 07 Dec 19
He is soo good. I had a stiff neck, shoulder and back for the last two weeks. But he massageed and taught me some exercises and fixed me today. highly recommend !! Thank you
Sia S.
Sia S.
08:27 30 Nov 19
Julius and Daryl have taught me with so many skills in managing my own health. They deliver so much more than just hands on work. Julius has taught me practical skills in correcting my posture and Daryl has given me the confidence to squat and deadlift safe and effectively. I am moving and feeling the best I have in years, couldn’t thank them enough.
Nicole C.
Nicole C.
22:03 28 Nov 19
Julius and the team were so professional and friendly while treating me! His ability to explain why I'm feeling sore and then how to not only fix it but stop coming back is why I'd highly recommend him to anyone!
Vince Z.
Vince Z.
06:44 28 Nov 19
As a Myotherapist myself I am always quite picky with who I see. Julius has been my Myo for years. Not only personally but if I ever have patients who I am unable to help I will always advise them to go see Julius.His professionalism, knowledge and personal approach are second to none in the industry.
Spencer R.
Spencer R.
04:08 28 Nov 19
Julius has treated me multiple times and gave me great exercises to be able to perform at a greater level. His expertise is second to none. Thank you for your help!
Pania E.
Pania E.
00:26 28 Nov 19
Julius is a talented and experience myo with exceptional professionalism. Giving great treatment and knowledgeable advice on exercises to assist with the recovery and strengthening. I had injured my shoulder from jiu jitsu training. After a few sessions with Julius, I was back on the mat and training again. He has my full trust, and will definitely go back.
Duy C.
Duy C.
23:35 27 Nov 19
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FAQs

Is cupping painful?

Cupping therapy may cause mild discomfort, as many patients have bruising and soreness in the treated area. You may also feel fatigued and experience flu-like symptoms the following day due to the toxin removal process triggered from your cupping session.

Is scraping safe?

Scraping may look like an invasive procedure, but it’s actually a very safe and natural way to treat injuries. As with any new treatment, always consult with our health professional before starting a scraping program.

Who should avoid cupping therapy?

If you have any of the following conditions, you should avoid cupping therapy:

  • People who have tumours
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Skin conditions i.e. psoriasis

What are the side effects of cupping?

Cupping may cause the following side effects:

  • Bruising
  • Skin irritation
  • Burns
  • Skin infections
  • Skin discolouration
  • Scars

More rare side effects that patients have reported include anaemia and bleeding within the skull. If you have any concerns about whether or not cupping therapy is right for you, please consult with one of our cupping therapists.

Does scraping remove scar tissue?

Evidence suggests scraping may help break down scar tissue. As blood flow to the area increases, your body restores lymphatic circulation while removing excess fluid and toxins. This process can help to improve the appearance of scars over time. Book an appointment today and our scraping and cupping Melbourne therapists can help you get started on your rehabilitation journey.

Can cupping improve athletic performance?

Athletes who train frequently are more likely to suffer from muscle pain and inflammation. Cupping treatment has been shown to effectively relieve these symptoms and improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. This can help the athlete train harder and longer, with less pain and inflammation.

Does scraping have side effects?

Although it’s not a painful treatment, the motion of the scraping tool can cause your skin’s capillaries and blood vessels to burst. As a result, many patients experience bruising and some bleeding. However, these side effects will usually subside with proper rest within a few days.

Can muscle scraping improve performance?

Regardless of your fitness level, or ability, muscle scraping can help improve your athletic performance. The increase in blood flow and range of motion can help prevent injuries, while the release of toxins can improve your recovery time. By incorporating scraping as part of your training regime, you are more likely to become a better athlete in the long run.

How often should you scrape a muscle?

At Solidus, we recommend having two scraping sessions a week for 4-5 weeks. However, depending on your tolerance and the severity of your injury, you may need to scrape more or less frequently.

What should you do after a scraping session?

Many people suffer some soreness and bruises after a session. It’s also normal to see small red dots over the treated area. When the skin is rubbed by the scraping tool, the tiny blood vessels near the surface can break and cause these marks. We recommend using an ice pack for 15-20 minutes after treatment to help soothe the skin and reduce swelling.

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